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Boat Ride Around Manhattan

3.5 hours

Circumnavigate Manhattan
Best Boat Tour of NYC


Island Unveiled
The Ultimate Boat Trip Around Manhattan

Manhattan island boat tour is a complete loop around the entire isle, the most comprehensive tour of the city’s waterways including 21 bridges, uninhabited islands, and hidden jewels along the waterfront. Witness sea planes touching down on the East River while massive tankers slide past. Take a peak at Hell Gate, the infamously narrow channel connecting the city to the Long Island Sound. Spot NYC’s only tram passing overhead from Roosevelt Island to the Upper East Side. Glide past seals basking in the sun along the secluded Spuyten Duyvil Creek. Embark on a nautical odyssey that lets you enjoy the urban archipelago while the captain navigates the deep channels, shallow creeks, and unique passages off the beaten track.

Discovering Still Waters on a Boat Around NYC

This tour takes you beyond the bustling New York Harbor to the quiet waters of the Harlem River where the cityscape softens and time seems to pause. In olden days, this lazy river was the secret playground of the rich and famous, a destination for picnics, racing, and pageantry on their private yacht cruises. Today, rowers from Columbia University skim along the water’s surface and fishermen dangle lines from the shore.

friends on boat rides around nyc with champagne
Expert Captain & VIP Experience on a Boat Tour Around Manhattan

On this cruise around New York City, you’ll not only look stylish, you might feel down-right aristocratic. It’s the only tour that stops city traffic. For low-lying bridges, the captain radios ahead to raise the bridge. Traffic comes to a full halt, the bridges rise on your approach, and cars back up for blocks — all for you. This is your chance to practice the royal wave. 

Your captain is a storyteller weaving local tales that stretch back to Manhattan’s original inhabitants, the Lenape, to the more recent legends about the birthplace of hip hop. From the architectural marvels of Hudson Yards to the enduring charm of the Little Red Lighthouse, your captain is your personal guide providing expertise, wit, and a touch of salty charm.

new york evening on a boat tour near the brooklyn bridge

Landmarks & Highlights 

• Statue of Liberty
 • Ellis Island
 • Governors Island
• Brooklyn Bridge
• Financial District
• East River
• Long Island City
• UN Building
• Historic Pepsi Cola Sign
• Roosevelt Island
 • Empire State Building
 • Harlem River
 • Randalls Island
 • Yankee Stadium
 • Washington Heights
 • Inwood
• Hudson River
• George Washington Bridge

 • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
 • Hudson Yards
 • The Edge Building
 • Little Island
 • Hudson River Park
 • Battery Park City